Cities and Climate Change

As India urbanizes, cities are becoming critical sites of development and climate action. Forming appropriate plans for urban futures requires an understanding of a city’s multiple objectives: energy access; infrastructure services; inclusion; healthy local environments; and economic growth; amongst others. Climate change mitigation and adaptation are also increasingly relevant concerns. Using a Multi Criteria Decision Analysis framework, CPR is informing multi-objective based urban and climate policy in the cities of Rajkot, Gujarat and Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. We are building on these city's existing plans to structure deliberations and help city makers identify synergies and tradeoffs across their multiple objectives.